As much as the pace might be slowing down professionally, it is for the right reasons and with the right support. The Moon makes a timely return to your career sector midweek, one that will ensure your professional instincts are sharp and you are emotionally engaged as Pluto turns retrograde here less than 24 hours later. With Saturn turning retrograde here next week, both planets are barely moving as the tide turns. Yet while things have to come to a standstill in order for Pluto and Saturn to make there U turns, spending the next five months in retrograde motion will be a chance to retrace your steps. Having the Moon here is not the only advantage, with the Sun's first full week in your income sector offering a lot of friendly support. Both the Sun's return to your income sector and Pluto's retrograde turn in your career sector are something that happens at this time every year.
After last Friday's Full Moon on the job front, the second in just four weeks, what you need and what you have this week is a chance to let things settle. Unlike last month's Full Moon you don't have the spectre of a second Full Moon hanging over you, finally bringing you to a point where work and job matters are able to run their course. It will take until the Moon comes full circle next month for things to fully play out, giving you a chance to pull back. It is at the end of the week and over the weekend in particular that you will have a valuable chance to regroup. A month after Venus left your career sector the Moon will return to your career sector on Friday, just as Mars moves into his final three weeks in your income sector. With forces behind last week's Full Moon on the job front still unfolding, as well as fuelling your professional instincts and imagination, this will be valuable chance to regroup across the income, work and career fronts.
While the tail end of the Moon's visit to your work sector over the weekend might graze the early hours of the week, this is all but over as you move into the new week. Yet the timing couldn't be better, giving you all the advantages of starting the week with the Moon's intuitive edge, but without the disadvantages. Had the Moon returned just 12 hours later and extended its visit into the early hours of the week, it would have arrived after the month long wind down of your old solar year had begun, creating a Full Moon. Instead, it is when the Moon comes full circle that it will return as a Full Moon next month, with a taste of things to come. Yet the Moon was here when Venus left your career sector over the weekend, allowing you to start the week with heart and gut on the same page. The Moon and Venus have both left, but not before leaving you with a wealth of resources across the job and career fronts.
What a difference a few days can make. It was just last Friday that the Sun, in his last full day in your career sector was once again under pressure from a Full Moon, the second since his return four weeks earlier. Yet you start the week with the Sun gone and Venus here in his place. Venus returned less than 24 hours after the Sun left, managing to not only avoid any pressure from the Moon, but soon enough to ensure she will be gone before it can come full circle. Venus returns to seize all the benefits from last week's Full Moon and everything the Sun had spent the last month laying down the foundations for, but with a free ride. Venus is also here as the Moon returns to your work sector on Monday, this time supporting rather than opposing forces on the career front. With heart and head in the game this should be a surprisingly good week for both job and career matters.
To begin with, there was nothing extraordinary about the Sun's return to your career sector over the weekend, something that happens at this time every year. Even returning to find Pluto and Saturn in your work sector has become the norm over recent years, with Pluto's retrograde turn this week and Saturn's next week also part of the now normal pattern. While this is only the second time that the Sun has returned to find Saturn there, with Pluto in your work sector since 2008, it will be hard to remember a time this wasn't the case. As the Sun turns the solar spotlight onto your career and professional situation, matters and options, it is a given that this will take in what is developing on the job front as well. However, from the get go there will be a sense that this is also extraordinary, with the Sun revealing trails already forged and some serious professional momentum underway.
After three weeks in your career sector, Mars moves into what is set to be his most challenging but also most exciting week so far. For any other planet, coming under pressure here is something that can create professional pressure or work/life balance tension which could take some time to recover from. For Mars, while this can still create some professional pressure or work/life balance tension, as the warrior planet of the cosmos this is red meat for him. This is likely to fire up your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit, filling you with a new sense of determination. The Moon will side with forces on the home front as they clash with Mars early in the week, which could exacerbate things. Yet while this will ultimately prove motivating, those work/life balance reminders are important. It is the Moon's return to your work sector on Friday that will bring a chance to regroup over the weekend.
Venus' departure from your work sector over the weekend and Mercury's four days earlier, has brought you to a point in your professional year that you should have reached a month ago. Held back by a retrograde phase last year Venus was late to return and therefore late to leave, while Mercury's retrograde turn here last month saw him refuse to leave. A month after the Sun took the solar spotlight off your work situation and job matters, Venus and Mercury have only just wrapped the design phase. Between them, Venus and Mercury have left you with a clearer sense of what you want, where you're going and how to continue to walk the talk. Yet as dreamy Neptune takes the wheel on the job front, there are signs of movement on the career front, two months before the Sun is due to return to your career sector. To begin with, this is more a sense that a new competitive spirit is emerging.
Either by design or by coincidence, Venus has managed to dodge last Friday's Full Moon and the pressure this put on all planets in your work sector. Even Mercury, who is only now spending his first full week in your work sector as well didn't escape this. You move into the new week with four planets in your work sector, three of them still recovering from the pressure from Friday's Full Moon and only one completely oblivious to this. That planet is Venus and this allows her to capitalise on anything this has triggered, while using any work tension and job pressure this did create as motivation. The Sun left less than 24 hours before Venus returned, taking the solar spotlight off your work situation and matters while leaving behind a network of planets that can take it from here. As the planet of money, Venus will be keen to exploit the income potential you don't usually find at this time of year.
There is nothing unusual about the Sun's return to your work sector over the weekend and instead, there couldn't be anything more ordinary. The Sun returns at this time every year, always has and always will, bringing you to the point in the year when the solar spotlight will always move onto your work situation, job matters and options. Yet what makes the Sun's return this time extraordinary are the conditions he finds. It was just three weeks ago that Mars wrapped up a nearly seven week visit, with a chance to benefit, from the get go, from the trails he has forged and the barriers he has bulldozed his way through. Not to mention the momentum already gained. Yet the real game changer is returning to find Uranus, with their alignment at the start of the week their first here in eight decades. Why this is so potentially game changing is that the Sun looks at 'what is', while Uranus looks at 'what could be'.
Even though last Friday's Full Moon in your career sector, the second in just four weeks needs time to unfold, already this is likely to have changed your sense of what's possible. For this didn't happen in a vacuum, with nothing about Friday's Full Moon what you would expect. Yes, you will have a Full Moon here at around this time every year and this is, in fact, the Full Moon that determines when Easter falls each year, but you don't usually have two. You also don't usually have Mars in your work sector at the time, able to take the ball and run with it. After two Full Moons four weeks apart a lot of energy has been released that will need to run their course, but with Mars here, for much of that time this is already firing up your motivation on the job front. This makes it important to pay attention to any work tension and job pressure at the start of the week, for this is a reminder of a need to pace yourself.
The week begins with a hint of promise across the income, work and career fronts that you might struggle to put your finger on or explain. Yet it will feel like something has shifted over the weekend because it has. While the Moon's departure from your career sector on Monday is more a case of a visit over the weekend grazing the early hours of this week, it wraps up an extraordinary visit. As well as a chance to begin the week with your professional instincts and imagination fuelled, there is a whole new sense of anticipation across the income, work and career fronts. For it was while the Moon was here that Venus left your income sector and Juno returned your work sector just minutes later. As an asteroid Juno's influence is subtle and with the Moon all but gone by the time you move into the new week, a sense that something has shifted is almost ethereal. Yet seeds have been planted that will continue to grow over the coming weeks and months.
The Moon's return to your career sector on Monday is an advantage in any week, with your professional instincts and imagination kicking in just in time to begin the week emotionally and intuitively engaged. Yet this is no ordinary week, not professionally and definitely not on the income front. For Venus and Mercury, spending their first full week in your income sector and already working to capitalise on last Friday's Full Moon, the Moon's friendly aspect will bring a boost in financial confidence. Yet this is also the Moon's first visit since Jupiter and Ceres both turned retrograde in your career sector, with a valuable chance to check in. By the time the Moon returns it has been less than two weeks since both turned retrograde and with the wheels still barely moving, this is a chance to look behind the scenes. This will give you an intuitive edge at a time when it is still important to pace yourself.